The Steelers blew through the regular season with a 12-2 record to win the AFC Central, then eliminated Baltimore and Oakland with playoff victories to earn that date with Dallas. The Steelers trailed the Cowboys 10-3 through three quarters before rallying for 14 fourth-quarter points to claim that second consecutive Lombardi Trophy.
Hall-of-Fame receiver Lynn Swann played on the 1972 USC Trojans, one of the greatest football teams in collegiate history. Yet his greatest memory of USC has nothing to do with football or championships.
If you’d been around the San Diego Chargers in the late 1970s they would’ve told you the best receiver they faced was not Lynn Swann or Dave Casper, both of whom are in the Hall of Fame. Nope, it was the Raiders’ Cliff Branch, and don’t look for him in Canton.